Burhanuddin Muhtadi is a PhD candidate on an Australia Awards Scholarship. He completed his masters at the Faculty of Asian Studies at the Australian National University (ANU). His sub-thesis was on ‘Thinking Globally, Acting Locally: Analysing Islamist Activism of Indonesia’s Prosperous Justice Party (PKS) from a Social Movement Perspective’. He is a lecturer in ‘Elections and Voting Behaviour’ at the Paramadina Graduate School and State Islamic University in Jakarta. He is also an executive director of the Indikator Politik Indonesia and director of public affairs at the Indonesian Survey Institute (LSI). His research interests are voting behaviour, social movements, and political Islam. He has published in the Asian Journal of Social Sciences, the Asian Journal of Social Policy, and the Graduate Journal of Asia-Pacific Studies. His dissertation discusses money politics in the nexus of politicians, parties, brokers and voters. It looks at the forms, determinants, actors, and mechanisms of money politics that account for variation in its pattern and networks of distribution.